September 16, 2021
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky
Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months
US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos
Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise.
Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap
Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record
China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek
Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab
Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence
Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise. Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
Jul
2021
16

Thailand weighing up more lockdown measures as COVID-19 cases surge

People queue for free coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rapid antigen tests at a mass testing station, as the spread of COVID-19 continues, in Bangkok, Thailand, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa BANGKOK, July 16 (Reuters) – Thailand is considering bringing in tighter coronavirus curbs in a bid to contain soaring infections, as authorities reported on Friday a record number of cases despite imposing partial lockdowns in Bangkok and nine other provinces this week. Since Monday, areas considered high risk in Thailand have…
Jul
2021
14

Thailand plans to mix Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines. Critics say that’s risky

There has been no research released specifically about mixing the two types, but a growing number of countries are looking at mix-and-match approaches to better protect from highly transmissible variants — with Vietnam the latest. At a health ministry news conference, Yong Poovorawan, a virology expert at Chulalongkorn University, said 1,200 people in Thailand had already received the Sinovac-AstraZeneca combination — in different orders — mainly due to allergic reactions to their first doses, requiring them to change vaccine. “There…
Jul
2021
11

Phuket draws tourists despite rising Thailand virus cases

BANGKOK (AP) — A week into an ambitious but risky plan to open the Thai resort island of Phuket to vaccinated visitors, signs were encouraging that the gambit to resuscitate the decimated tourism industry was working, even as infections elsewhere in the country surged Thursday to record highs. After seeing fewer than 5,000 foreign travelers over the first five months of the year, the island off Thailand’s southwest coast, whose economy is 95% reliant on the tourist industry, welcomed 2,399…
Jul
2021
9

Thailand imposes tougher Covid-19 curbs, including Bangkok curfew – France 24

Issued on: 09/07/2021 – 12:38Modified: 09/07/2021 – 12:36 Advertising Read more Bangkok (AFP) Thai authorities announced a seven-hour night curfew across the capital Bangkok and nine provinces on Friday, along with tougher restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The kingdom recorded 9,276 new daily cases and 72 fatalities, as it battles a severe third wave of infections that kicked off in April. An official from the government’s coronavirus taskforce announced the ramp-up in restrictions following an hours-long meeting…
Jul
2021
6

Thailand leaked memo raises concerns over Sinovac vaccine’s efficacy

The internal memo, which included various opinions, was reported by local media and shared widely on social media. It was confirmed by Thai Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul as being authentic. It included a comment from an unnamed official who recommended authorities do not give a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine to frontline health workers, because such a move would be “admitting that the Sinovac vaccine is not effective.” Thailand has administered Sinovac’s inactivated virus vaccine to most health workers, and…
Jun
2021
16

Thailand to fully reopen to visitors within 120 days – PM

BANGKOK, June 16 (Reuters) – Thailand will fully reopen to visitors within 120 days after more than a year of coronavirus travel restrictions, a calculated risk required to support the economy, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Wednesday. Thailand was ahead of target in securing 105.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine for this year, and would seek more supplies next year, Prayuth said, according to a transcript of a recorded televised speech provided by his office. Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um…
Jun
2021
11

Taiwan says Thailand prioritising AstraZeneca shots for itself

A health worker prepares a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Thailand start a mass inoculation at a gymnasium inside the Siam paragon Shopping center, Bangkok, Thailand June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Thailand is prioritising for itself AstraZeneca Plc’s (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccines produced in the southeast Asian nation because of the severity of the pandemic there, thus delaying deliveries to Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday. The island is battling a spike in…